2 medium sized Tomatoes
1 strand of Celery
Small piece of Capsicum / Bell Pepper
3-4 leaves of Basil or Tulasi
1/4 small Onion
Small piece of Ginger
1-2 pods of Garlic
1/4 tsp Black Pepper powder
1/2 tsp Sugar
1 tsp All Purpose flour
4-5 toasted or fried Bread pieces
1/4 cup Whipping Cream or Milk
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
2 tsp Butter
Chop tomatoes, capsicum, celery, onion, ginger, garlic into medium sized pieces as shown in the picture below.
Put 1 tsp butter in a pan and heat. Add cumin seeds and fry. Once it starts spluttering, add ginger, garlic pieces and fry them for about 1 min in medium flame. Add chopped onion, celery, capsicum and fry them for about 2-3 mins in medium flame. Add chopped tomatoes, basil/tulasi, salt, pepper powder and saute them for about 1 min.
Add around half cup of water and cook them well by covering a lid.
Once the tomato mixture is cooked, put them in a blender and grind them into smooth paste. Strain the ground mixture to get rid of the pulp ingredients.
Put 1 tsp butter, around 1 tsp all purpose flour and fry them in low flame until it turns light golden in color. Add strained tomato puree slowly and mix them well. Bring them to boil. Add the sugar and keep the soup in low flame for about 10 mins. (Add salt if required). Add whipping cream and mix them well. Transfer this to a soup bowl, add 4-5 pieces of fried bread and serve. I tried this recipe from vahrehvah. Thanks Sanjay for the recipe.